Jill Russell, ms, ACSM/EP-C Personal Training Program Coordinator
Jill had the pleasure of growing up in a household with very active and supportive parents who were constantly entering her into new activities and sports. As soon as she began playing soccer she was hooked. Since then, her love for testing the body’s ability to handle forces and tasks placed upon it has interested her tremendously. Sadly, her father, and coach at the time, passed away when she was only nine years old right after one of her practices due to heart failure. In August of 2016 Jill also lost her mother to heart complications. As a result of these events Jill’s desire to improve the physical fitness of those around her continues to increase with the hope it may save the lives of those around her. Although there may be no correlation between her parent’s early deaths and their physical fitness, she will continue to try to help the health of those around her.
Jill holds a BS in Kinesiology (Exercise Science Concentration) from James Madison University and a MS in Health and Movement Science (Exercise Science Concentration) from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Jill is an Exercise Physiologist and Certified Personal Trainer through the American College of Sports Medicine. She is also CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross and American Heart Association.
Jill has experience working with individuals of all ages and fitness types and she will customize your exercise prescription to meet your exact goals. Her philosophy is that exercise should be just that—a prescription; prescription for avoiding disease, enhancing mood, making daily tasks easier and for living a more energized and healthy life.